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Community Theatre Players to host a Valentine's Day Masquerade Murder Mystery

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Lack of romance got you down? Wish you could do something special with that special someone, safely distanced, this weekend?

Look no further; here’s a unique way to spend Valentine’s Day evening while staying at home! Community Theatre Players (CTP) of Ben Avon are presenting a Murder Mystery Watch Party for your viewing pleasure. The event is free and fun whether you view solo or watch it with a date. The Masquerade begins at 7pm on Sunday February 14 on Zoom.

CTP Board Member Amy Baschnagel originally wanted to have an in-person Murder Mystery Party with her fellow board members, but the pandemic put those plans on hold. After the two play readings CTP recorded on Zoom in 2020, Amy had the idea to move the Murder Mystery online and invite an audience to attend. “I thought it would lend itself to Zoom,” she explained.

Audience members will have a chance to use the chat feature to give their opinions and vote in polls to see if they can guess whodunnit! Amy added, “I thought it could be something audiences could be a part of.” CTP is also offering fun ideas to participate through their Facebook page (I recommend the recipe for chocolate truffles)! Guests may join the cast of colorful characters in wearing a mask at home, for fun this time.

As a member of the cast, I am delighted to invite you to join us! Much like the classic game Clue or the newer Among Us, the characters each have a signature color. I’m eager to know if you think the red character is suspect!

Visit bactp.com to register to join the party, and while you’re there, check out the readings from the “Wilde Year” that was 2020.

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Alisa moved to Bellevue in 2012. Living here has transformed her from socially awkward homebody to someone who thrives on being part of a community. Some of her favorite ways of getting involved in the North Boroughs have been: teaching at Mariposa Theatre for Young Audiences, being a part of the Wizardvue planning team, acting with the Community Theatre Players, and giving tours of Bayne Library while telling ghost stories. She lives with her husband and two daughters, and they love to throw geeky parties. Alisa is a walking showtune, multi-fandom nerd, and a Hufflepuff.

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